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    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer

    10 More Steps to Becoming a Great Designer
    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part II. Part 1 of this letter was published last week. Here is part 2 and the second 10 things you ought to pay attention to as you build your design career. 1. Never stop learning While I use most of my projects as learning vehicles, I find that this isn’t enough. ...
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    Step One: Recognize Your Abilities

    Step One: Recognize Your Abilities
    You’ve got talent! The first step to becoming an artist is admitting your talent to yourself. It can happen in any form. From drawing, to painting, to sculpting, etc. Are you a natural at drawing realistic images? Or do you have a knack for creating fantastic pictures from your imagination? If you're unsure about your artistic abilities, think about your childhood. ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer

    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer
    Thinking about becoming an interior designer? It’s a job that requires a little bit of everything, from sketching, designing, and arranging a space to managing budgets, clients, and staff — you’ll do it all. Moreover, a job in this field can provide chances to see the world and work with a wide range of people. Interior designers draw upon many disciplines ...
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    Creative Exposure: Photography Lighting and Perspective

    This photography class has been challenging throughout the quarter. I've been learning how to communicate a message or emotion in a photograph with the use of lighting, perspective, and small tricks done by adjusting the settings on the camera to create a creative exposure. The hardest part of the projects is finding the time to shoot, especially during the winter time ...
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    10 Ways Artists Can Overcome Spring Fever

    10 Ways Artists Can Overcome Spring Fever
    This article was originally posted on FineArtTips.com. This winter has been a bit too cold, long and confining for this native, California girl! I must admit I’ve caught Spring Fever, a common woe that strikes when the days begin to get longer and warmer. This time of year it is customary for people to blame Spring Fever for their restless or ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in the Arts

    What to Expect from a Career in the Arts
    h4. Artists and Related Workers Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in the arts. # Nature of the Work # Working Conditions # "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com/education/articles/315 # Employment # Job Outlook # Earnings # Related Occupations # Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] h4. Significant Points About 63 percent of artists and related workers ...
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    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry

    What to Expect from a Career in Curating/Registry
    h4. Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians Use this report to find out what to expect from a career in curating and architecture. # Nature of the Work # Working Conditions # "Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement":http://artbistro.monster.com:8080/education/articles/317 # Employment # Job Outlook # Earnings # Related Occupations # Sources of Additional Information [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] h4. Significant Points Most worked in museums, historical sites, ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be

    An open letter to the next generation of designers, part 1. Everyone has moments in their career when they look back and think, “If I had only known then what I know now....” After 15-plus years as a designer and design researcher at places like IBM, Trilogy, M3 Design, and now frog design, I know I certainly have. Which is ...
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    8 Steps to Becoming a Fashion Designer

    8 Steps to Becoming a Fashion Designer
    Are you thinking of becoming a fashion designer? Like Halston, Lagerfeld, and de la Renta, you’ll be creating way more than just art – you’ll be creating art people live their lives in. And while some may think fashion and appearance are superficial, you know that what you do helps people present themselves to the world, get hired, impress a first ...
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    Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills

    Step Four: Identify Lacking Design Skills
    What Skills Do You Need? Look at the skills that you have and the skills that you will need to acquire to become the designer that you want to be. These skills will include leaning new software and principles of good design such as: color, spatial relationships, and typography. It will also be helpful to you to know about the history ...
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    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps

    Top 10 Cheap Mobile Photography Apps
    It seems like these days everyone is using a photography app for the their smartphones to make their digital photos more artistic and creative. But with all the photo apps out there, how do you know which app is right for you? Lucky for you, we’ve broken down the most popular apps into pros, cons, and pricing, so you can figure ...
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    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers

    Connecting With Your Fashion Customers
    The Art of Emotional Branding Marketing the iPhone is not the exact same as marketing fashion. But I do have to take a second to tip my hat to the amazing marketing job those folks have done over there at Apple. Our industry, for the most part, isn’t about week long lines and switching networks or the general fiasco that preceded ...
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    Architect

    Architect
    h4. Job Description Architects create the overall aesthetic and look of buildings and other structures, but the design of a building involves far more than its appearance. Buildings also must be functional, safe, and economical and must suit the needs of the people who use them. Architects consider all these factors when they design buildings and other structures. Architects may be ...
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    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design

    Step Three: Narrow Your Interests in Design
    Having researched the possibilities in the arts, think of which areas interest you most. Research how much art professions usually pay. Median Annual Salary Median annual earnings of salaried photographers were $26,170 in 2006. Median annual earnings of Illustrators were $49,170 in 2006. Mean annual earnings of Graphic Designers were $43,830 in 2006.[widget:9_steps_guide_design_benifits] Mean annual earnings of Fashion Designers were $69,270 ...
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    Step Two: Research Design Careers

    Step Two: Research Design Careers
    Here's the fun part! Find out about the various careers in the design field. There are many types of designers: Graphic Designers, Animators, Interior Designers, Typographers, Fashion Designers, Product Designers, Illustrators, etc... Wondering what you can do with a design major? A lot. There are a variety of career paths that can lead you into a lucrative career, without stifling your ...
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    Best Art Careers for Your Zodiac Sign

    [widget:inarticlequiz_careerchange] Were you born to be rich? A 2008 survey of close to 9,000 workers determined that those born under Scorpio, Leo, Taurus, and Cancer are the most likely to earn over $100,000 per year. Sorry Capricorn and Aquarius, you folks are most likely to earn under $35,000 per year. We won’t all be rich, but we can find satisfaction ...
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    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives

    Relaxation Tips for Over-Worked Creatives
    There are few things that I can say to my fellow create-on-demand pros that broadly applies, but of this statement I feel pretty confident: we are busy. We’re not busy in the sense that we have a lot to do, but we’re busy in the sense that we have a lot on our minds. We are typically conceptually mulling over several ...
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    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!

    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!
    The National Council of Interior Designers Qualification is an independent, nonprofit organization which protects the health and safety of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. The NCIDQ created an exam for professional interior designers. In addition to education requirements and experience, passing the NCIDQ Exam represents competency in business procedures, business ethics and communication ...
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    Sculptuor

    Sculptuor
    h4. Job Description: Sculpture is an art form in three dimensions, involving crafted works of almost any material, including clay, glass, metal, plaster, stone, wood, pulp, or anything else that can be manipulated, molded or attached. Sculptures range from tiny models and collectibles to very larger-than-life monuments. In today’s society, sculptors may work in foundries, galleries, museums, personal studios or movie ...
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    Printmaking

    Printmaking
    h4. Job Description: Printmaking is an art which involves the transferring of an image from one surface (such as an inked plate) to another (such as paper, fabric, metal or wood). The art finds its strength in its artistic value and its ability to be replicated, contributing greatly to the definition of world cultures. One will find alternative printmaking techniques as ...
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